Scott Dyleski seeks reduced sentence; Wiccan conversion mentioned

MARTINEZ, Calif. –After being handed a life sentence for the so-called “Goth murder” of Pamela Vitale in 2006, Scott Dyleski unsuccessfully tried to get his conviction overturned in 2011. Coverage of the case largely focused on occult practices and Paganism, with the prosecutor asking prospective jurors about Wicca. Now Dyleski is seeking a reduced sentence, and that same prosecutor is suggesting that his conversion to Wicca behind bars is nothing but a hail Mary play. The murder of Vitale, who was the spouse of well-known attorney Daniel Horowitz, had all the elements needed to fire the imagination.